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12 positions available in the EU project NASSTEC

In the context of the EU project NASSTEC, focusing on native seed production and use for grassland restoration, 12 positions across Europe are being advertised NOW!

Closing 7/4/20174 and 16/5/2014

 

All information is available at www.nasstec.eu

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The essential information follows below:

 

The NASSTEC Project

NASSTEC (The NAtive Seed Science, TEchnology and Conservation Initial Training Network – Contract N. PITN-GA-2013-607785 – 1.4.2013-31.3.2018) is a Marie Curies Multi partner Initial training Network focused on native seed science, conservation and use, promoting the use of native seeds for grassland restoration, building the capacity in local companies for large scale native seed production, carrying out demonstrative pilot projects and lobbying the relevant stakeholders to widely promote the use of native seeds in land restoration.

 

Positions advertised:

 

1 project manager position

A full time fixed term appointment from May 2014 to March 2018

Salary € 31,200 per annum + benefits

Closing 7/4/2014

 

MUSE is looking for an exceptional individual, proficient in English, with experience in the management of European projects to assist the coordinator in running the NASSTEC partnership. The desired candidate will have a degree in natural/environmental subjects, be a dynamic and resourceful person, capable of coordinating projects, facilitating and promoting communication and interaction with all people and institutions, managing project meetings and network training events, preparing briefing documents, agendas, minutes and actions points, updating the project IT infrastructure and social media, preparing reports and contributing to deliverables, monitoring progress, reminding partners of deadlines and tasks, promoting the outreach programme and contacting stakeholders.

 

You can find the full job description, person specification, full terms and conditions and instructions on how to apply at www.nasstec.eu

 

11 ESR – Early Stage Researcher positions, closing 16/5/2014

 

ESR positions are mobility grants aimed at early stage researchers; eligible candidates must:

– be in the first 4 years of the academic career;

– not have resided in the hosting country for more than 12 months in the previous 3 years

As part of their training they will take part in 2 summer schools (Seed collecting in Gijon, Spain and Seed germination & processing in Pavia, Italy), to 3 specialist workshops (Molecular Diversity in Dundee, Scotland, IPR, patenting and funding at Enkhuizen, in the Netherlands, education and outreach in Trento, Italy) and the final conference on Native seeds for environmental mitigation in Kew, UK. Additional activities include 3 one month secondments to other network partners, 3 network annual meetings, various exchange visits and an education and outreach programme. The ESR will be formally registered to the NASSTEC PhD at the University of Pavia, Italy that will award the PhD qualification upon successful completion of the 3 year NASSTEC training and research programme.

NASSTEC research programme is subdivided into 3 subprogrammes:

A – In situ seed sampling

B – Seed biology characterisation

C – Production and deployment of seed.

 

The positions now open are the following ones:

 

At MUSE, Trento, Italy. 2 positions:

ESR 1A          – A bio-geographical approach to species selection for mitigation projects

ESR 11C       – Certification of seed quality and provenance

Contract type: A full time fixed term appointment from October 2014 to September 2017

Salary € 49,462.40 per annum (gross amount including all taxes and insurance paid by the employer) + family allowance, if due.

 

At the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Seed Conservation Department, Wakehurst Place, Surrey, UK, 2 positions:

ESR 7B          – Life history traits in contrasting environments – intra-species variation in stress tolerance.

ESR 9C         – Propagation and seed multiplication protocols for herbaceous flora.

Contract type: A full time fixed term appointment from October 2014 to September 2017

Salary € 62,361.60 per annum (gross amount including all taxes and insurance paid by the employer) + family allowance, if due.

 

At the University of Pavia, Italy, 2 positions:

ESR 4B          Bio-geographical aspects of seed dormancy.

ESR 6B          Seed longevity in storage.

Contract type: A full time fixed term appointment from October 2014 to September 2017

Salary € 49,462.40 per annum (gross amount including all taxes and insurance paid by the employer) + family allowance, if due.

 

At Scotia Seeds, Brechin, Angus, Scotland, UK, 1 position:

ESR 8C          Improving seed quality in large-scale production.

Contract type: A full time fixed term appointment from October 2014 to September 2017

Salary € 62,361.60 per annum (gross amount including all taxes and insurance paid by the employer) + family allowance, if due.

 

At Semillas Silvestres, Cordoba, Spain, 2 positions:

ESR 2A          Selection of high-quality grasses for the Mediterranean and Continental bio-region.

ESR 5B          Propagation protocols for the restoration of grassland habitat in Europe.

Contract type: A full time fixed term appointment from October 2014 to September 2017

Salary € 45,332.80 per annum (gross amount including all taxes and insurance paid by the employer) + family allowance, if due.

 

At the James Hutton Institute, Dundee, Scotland, UK, 1 position:

ESR 3A          Methods for seed and seedling phenomics.

Contract type: A full time fixed term appointment from October 2014 to September 2017

Salary € 62,361.60 per annum (gross amount including all taxes and insurance paid by the employer) + family allowance, if due.

 

At Syngenta Seeds, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands, 1 position:

ESR 10C       Seed pre-treatments of native species for optimal establishment, for use in in-situ restoration.

Contract type: A full time fixed term appointment from October 2014 to September 2017

Salary € 48,302.40 per annum (gross amount including all taxes and insurance paid by the employer) + family allowance, if due.

 

 

You can find the full job description, person specification, full terms and conditions and instructions on how to apply at www.nasstec.eu

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